January 4, 2008, Newsletter Issue #209: Homeschool Science and Nature

Tip of the Week

There is so much wonder in the world around us - so much to learn from the grandest blue sky to the tiniest insect. And, it's good to get outside a bit too. So, why not start a nature journal.

Try taking a daily or weekly walk to observe the world for a journal entry. The entry itself could consist of writing down one's thoughts and observations, a nature poem, wildlife that was seen, and beautiful leaves that can be pressed. If you have a camera or can get a disposable one, you can even tape photos into the journal. Over time, it's wonderful to look back at the year, its seasons, and its wonderful changes.

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The new 2006-2007 Sonlight catalog is hot off the presses! In addition to new educational resources, we've also made some significant improvements to our curriculum, such as expanded flexibility in Reader choices for Levels K through 2.

The catalog also provides several articles with helpful homeschool tips. For example, check out the "Top Ten Goals" article (pp. 146-147) which can help you think through your personal philosophy when it comes to homeschooling. And "Why we use certain books that some homeschoolers won't touch" (pp. 144-145), that gets into some pretty important issues about the content of books. And you won’t want to miss “27 Reasons NOT to Buy Sonlight”—a perennial favorite (beginning on page 148).

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Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.

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